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FLEET STREET

The most curious thing about the Griffin of Fleet Street is that he is not a griffin at all but a dragon—lacking the leonine hindquarters…

WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

The Westminster Bridge is the oldest bridge crossing the Thames in central London. The current Westminster Bridge was built in the 1860s by Charles Barry,…

KINGS CROSS STATION

Built in 1852 and substantially remodelled in 2012, Kings Cross is the UK’s ninth busiest station, with nearly 34 million uses in 2017-8. It was…

TRAFALGARE SQUARE

Trafalgar Square, built to celebrate the victorious forces of the British state and armed forces, has been a centre of political dissent since its opening…

MAIDA VALE CANAL:

Maida Vale takes its name from a spot on the toe of Italy, via a war and a pub. In 1806, isolated British forces at…